Leading Oil and Gas Company in Malaysia

Synerlitz (M) Sdn Bhd is one of the leading Oil and Gas Company in Malaysia providing services such as Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC), Civil, Building and Structural Engineering and Construction Works, Mechanical and piping Construction Works.


Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC)

Capable of executing EPCC projects on downstream Oil & Gas industry either solely or with International partners as Consortium. 

Some of the EPCC projects we have completed.

Civil, Building and Structural Engineering and Construction Works

Some of the civil, building or structural engineering and construction projects we have completed.

Mechanical and piping Construction Works

Some of the mechanical and piping construction works projects we have completed.

  • Package D – LNG Train 9, Bintulu
  • Hijau Gasoil – OBSL piping, Shell, Port Dickson
  • HPU 1 Revamp – PPMSB, Melaka
  • Oxygen Piping – PPMSB, Melaka
  • Mechanical erection – Aisaflex, Technip, Tanjung Langsat

Boiler Erection and Repair works

Some of the boiler erection and repair works projects we have completed.

  • Superheater repair, CUF Gebeng
  • Boiler re-tubing – FSO Angsi
  • Boiler Re-tubing – FPSO Bunga Kertas
  • Boiler tube repair – Mega Methanol Plant, Labuan
  • Membrane walls repair – Aux Boiler, GPP A, Kerteh
  • Boiler repair, PFK, Gurun

Oil and Gas Company in Malaysia FAQs

Oil and gas company in Malaysia are those company that carry business activities that are involve in oil and gas industry.

Malaysia’s first oil well was discovered by Shell on Canada Hill in Miri, Sarawak in 1910. Shell’s Miri No. 1 was spudded on 10 August in the same year, and began producing 83 barrels per day (bbls/d) in December 1910. Today the oil well, fondly known as the Grand Old Lady, is a state monument. Although the Miri field ultimately produced approximately 80 million barrels of oil, pre-World War II production was limited.

It reached 15,000 bbls/d in 1929 and then declined, as the oil fields were seriously damaged by scorched earth policies and bombings during the war. There were no other drilling activities elsewhere in Borneo or Peninsular Malaya until the 1950s

Petroleum activities in Borneo expanded markedly in 1960s with the discovery and development of offshore fields, and Shell initially was the major player, followed by Esso and they both dominated the upstream production, downstream refining and sales. In the late 1960s, foreign petroleum companies also turned to offshore Peninsula Malaysia and then Esso and Conoco received concession for oil and gas off the east coast of the Peninsula.

It was only some 17 years after independence that the federal government assumed ownership of the country’s oil and gas (O&G) assets. Due to several powerful economic and political forces, coupled with growing economic nationalism in Malaysia culminating in the New Economic Policy (NEP), PETRONAS was incorporated in 1974 under the 1965 Companies Act.

Today, PETRONAS is oil and gas company in Malaysia that drive forces behind the Malaysian economy, and its importance as a source of government revenue has grown enormously ever since.

Oil and gas industry is consider one of the biggest industry and sector in the world in terms of dollar value. Oil and gas sector is a global powerhouse using hundreds of thousands of workers worldwide and generating approximately $3.3 trillion in 2019 globally. This makes up 3.8% of the global economy.

Malaysia is one of the most dynamic owner of oil and gas reserves in South East Asia. Malaysia national oil company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) is having more than RM 250 billion turnover each year. Malaysia stands at third place as a Liquified natural gas (LNG) exports in the world. In 2018 itself, Malaysia has exports 33billion cubic metre under PETRONAS.

Oil and gas industry basically is broken down into three main segments which are upstream, midstream and downstream.

Oil and Gas Supply Chain

Upstream sector also known as exploration and production sector (E&P). It consists of processes and operations that involve in searching of potential underground (onshore) or underwater (offshore) crude oil fields and natural gas fields. Also it involve the process of drilling the explorations wells to recover oil and gas to the surface. Other activities includes trucking supplies, and mining oil sands, as well as activities that involve different environmental studies and research analysis.

Oil and Gas Upstream

This segment focuses and operates around the wells for exploration and production. This means that the concern is about where to locate them, how deep and far to drill the wells, how to design, construct, and manage them.

The four major business characteristics that describe the upstream segment are as follows:

  • Carries high risk
  • Gives high return
  • Highly regulated, it is affected by global politics
  • Very technology and capital-intensive

Oil and gas company in Malaysia upstream process – Exploration

The exploration sector involves obtaining a lease and permission to drill from the owners of onshore or offshore acreage thought to contain oil or gas. Also to conduct any necessary geological and geophysical (G&G) surveys required to explore for economic accumulations of oil or gas.

This includes activities of collecting geological, geophysical and geochemical material as well as different descriptions and maps of old mineral localities. Geologists and geophysicists play a major role in this phase, because they use different methods and techniques, such as seismic surveys, satellite images, magnetometers, air guns, explosives and seismometers, in order to assess the presence of hydrocarbons or minerals.

Oil and gas company in Malaysia upstream process – Drilling

There is always uncertainty in the geological and geophysical survey results. The only way to be sure that a prospect is favorable is to drill an exploratory well.  Drilling wells is physically creating the “borehole” in the ground that will eventually become an oil or gas well. This work is done by rig contractors and service companies in the Oilfield Services business sector.

Oil and gas company in Malaysia upstream process – Production

The production sector of the upstream segment is to maximize the return. They do this by maximized the recovery of petroleum from subsurface reservoirs.  Production activities include:

  • Efficiently recovering the oil and gas in a producing filed using,
  • Primary and secondary recovery methods,
  • Tertiary, or enhanced oil recovery (EOR), also referred to as improved oil recovery (IOR), and
  • Plug and abandonment, which marks the end of the productive life of a well. That event can occur anywhere from a few years after the well is drilled to five or six decades later.

The different sectors within the upstream segment include:

  • Offshore drilling
  • Oil sands mining
  • Supply and service
  • Manufacturing
  • Seismic surveys
  • Geological surveys
  • Reclamation

Midstream segment in oil and gas includes the operations that connect the upstream and downstream. This includes processing, storing, transporting and marketing. The main one is transportation. They are the ones responsible for moving the extracted raw materials to refineries to process the oil and gas. Midstream companies are characterized by shipping, trucking, pipelines, and storing of the raw materials.

Oil and gas company in Malaysia midstream process – Gathering

First step in the midstream sector is gathering oil and gas that is produced in the upstream sector. Oil is moved through a web of pipeline, with a small diameter, directly to a central location. W

As for gathering natural gas, the process is a little bit different. The gas cannot be stored at or near the well and for that reason needs to be purified and processed to remove the water and other impurities. Once the natural gas liquid are separated, then they can be sent through large diameter pipelines.

Oil and gas company in Malaysia midstream process – Processing

It then go through a process called fractionation. Fractionation is the separation or removal process in which certain quantity of a mixture (gas, solid, liquid, enzymes, suspension or isotope) into a smaller quantities.

Oil and gas company in Malaysia midstream process – Transporting

The treated oil and gas through fractionation process is then transport through a complex network of transportation and distribution infrastructure. It will be for storage or further processing.

When it comes to transporting crude oil, the most used and safest method is pipeline transportation. More flexible way of shipping crude oil is truck and rail, in terms of timing and close alternative locations.

For transporting natural gas, the most used method are large diameter pipelines, because natural gas flows at a much higher pressure than crude oil. LNG is natural gas that has been changed to a liquid form, so it can easier to transport it or store it.

Oil and gas company in Malaysia midstream process – Storage

Storing crude oil and refined products is different from storing the natural gas.

Storing natural gas, is very demanding due to high pressure of the natural gas and for that reason is kept underground, until it is ready to be delivered to market. Common storage facilities are salt caverns, depleted gas reservoirs, and aquifers.

Crude oil and other refined products are stored using the Field tank batteries, Product Bulk terminals, Refinery and holding tanks methods.

Downstream segment in oil and gas includes refining, processing and purifying of crude oil and natural gas. The sector also encompasses any efforts that are made to market and distribute crude oil and natural gas related products. Some of the more obvious products are fuels like gasoline, diesel, kerosene, jet fuels, heating oils and asphalt for building roads. But long-chain hydrocarbons found in both oil and natural gas are used to make products like synthetic rubbers, fertilizers, preservatives, containers, and plastics for parts in countless products. Oil and natural gas products are even used to make artificial limbs, hearing aids and flame-retardant clothing to protect firefighters.

Oil and gas industry requires a very complex engineering and construction progress which emphasize on safety for different segment such as upstream, midstream and downstream. Construction project includes building the refinery plant, terminal, tank storage, pipelines and more.

Synerlitz (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd specialised in oil and gas industry construction with the following services:

  • Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC)
  • Civil, Building and Structural Engineering and Construction Works
  • Mechanical and piping Construction Works
  • Boiler Erection and Repair works

EPCC is Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning. EPCC contracts are the most common form of contract used to undertake construction works by the private sector on large-scale and complex infrastructure projects. Under an EPCC contract a contractor is obliged to deliver a complete facility to a developer who need only turn a key to start operating the facility, hence EPCC contracts are sometimes called turnkey construction contracts.

Engineering Functions

  • Basic Engineering
  • Planning
  • Detail Engineering
  • Estimating request for Quote
  • Construction Engineering

Procurement Functions

  • Customised manufacturing
  • Procurement
  • Purchasing
  • Expediting
  • Receiving
  • Invoicing
  • Logistics & Transport

Construction Functions

  • Civil & structural construction
  • Mechanical erection
  • Electrical installation

Commissioning Functions

  • Testing & Commissioning
  • After-sales-service
  • Modernisation of Plants

There are not many oil and gas company in Malaysia that does EPCC. Here are some of the main factor to look for when selecting the best oil and gas EPCC company in Malaysia.

Relevant experience and project references

One of the best indicator of future success is the past success. If a company successfully completed many projects without delay and injuries. It will be the best indicator.

Synerlitz is one of the oil and gas company in Malaysia that completed many oil and gas construction project as an EPCC contractor.

License and cerfiticates

There are many license and certificates required to be the EPCC oil and gas company in Malaysia. It is not easy to maintain the license as it depends on many factors such as paid up capital, experience and expertise.

Synerlitz (M) Sdn Bhd is one of the EPCC oil and gas company in Malaysia that having Petronas License, CIDB G7 License, MOF License and ST License. We are also accredited by SIRIM QAS for ISO 9001:2015.


Safety is one of the most important criteria in oil and gas projects. Synerlitz (M) Sdn Bhd take safety issue seriously. From the hompage, you can see that we have achieved high accumulated Without Lost Time Incidenet LTI hours.

Management and the project team

A success of a company always depends on the company management and the whole team. Synerlitz (M) Sdn Bhd is having a strong management team with vast experience in oil and gas industry projects. Click here to look at our team.